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Three Fast Charging Essentials For Your New Smartphone

There are so many new – and better – ways to charge your phone fast. Car chargers, portable chargers and charging pads are three of the most popular.  Pin this for later When it comes time to purchase a new smartphone, we tend to all think of the same must-have …

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HomeTech

How to Easily Hide Those Ugly TV Cable Wires

Now you can finally hide those ugly TV cable wires with this no-fuss DIY in wall cable management system that installs in less than an hour. If your husband is anything like mine, there is nothing he likes better than a giant flat screen TV with the latest 4K technology …

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The CUJO Smart Firewall works right at the source - directly connected to your router, the first point of digital entry into your home. One of the many reasons why every connected smart home should also have a CUJO Smart Firewall. In a world of connected smart homes, it seems like just about every appliance or gadget we have in our homes are internet ready and connected. We can run just about anything in our homes from an app - which is why it's so important to also have a CUJO Smart Firewall. From turning on our lights, to controlling the thermostat, or checking in on the cat during the day, our house can be operated by the press of a button.  Unfortunately, relying on wi-fi and the internet to operate our homes also opens up a whole new market for hackers and thieves. Parents everywhere have heard the horror stories of hackers taking over their baby monitors to spy on them. But it's not just baby monitors we need to worry about - we have tablets and gaming consoles and PCs. With so many connected devices in our homes, our personal lives can literally be on display to anyone if we're not proactive.   Traditionally, security software for our homes did one of two things: monitored the internet or protected from viruses and intruders. CUJO is a smart firewall that does both to keep your connected home safe on every level. From smartphones to laptops to your Samsung Family Hub Smart Refrigerator, CUJO secures all network connected devices against hacks and web threats. Plus, it lets you control what your kids access online and helps to keep them safe. Think of it like an anti-virus, usage timer, monitor, firewall and parental device all rolled into one.  How It Works Connect the CUJO smart firewall to your existing network and it will protect all of your devices - even the appliances. It takes just a few minutes to start. Plug the CUJO device into your router and follow step-by-step guide on your CUJO app. Once it's set up, CUJO analyzes your local network traffic data locally and in real time.  If a threat or suspicious activity is detected, CUJO will send you a notification on your mobile app to confirm it. You can then choose to manually override any of the automated blocks. Which means you don't have to worry about CUJO preventing you from websites you know are safe because you're in control all the time.  Through the mobile app you can… Control and monitor all devices on your network Receive instant threat notifications Control Internet access for select devices. Why Parents Will Love It So not only will CUJO work as an antivirus for your entire network, but it also comes with a wealth of parental controls. You can also create multiple profiles each with customizable settings. So the big kids can have different parameters than the little kids. Within the profiles, you can set internet filters, time limits, and even monitor social media which is a HUGE game changer for device monitoring. You even have the ability to pause internet - ideal for family dinners, or at bed time. All the while it's quietly working in the background to also stop viruses and other online threats. Best part is, the CUJO Smart Firewall works right at the source - directly connected to your router, the first point of digital entry into your home. This means no software installation on each individual device and no worrying about kids removing parental controls from their phones! The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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Every Connected Smart Home Should Have a CUJO Smart Firewall

The CUJO Smart Firewall works right at the source – directly connected to your router, the first point of digital entry into your home. One of the many reasons why every connected smart home should also have a CUJO Smart Firewall. In a world of connected smart homes, it seems …

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8 Reasons these are the best photo editing programs for bloggers

If you are a blogger looking for a way to take your photography to the next level, then you need to add what we think are the best photo editing programs for bloggers to your collection. The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan offers a one year subscription with access to multiple …

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PhotographyTech

Brilliant iPhone Photography Tips from a Pro

Want to take your cell phone photography to the next level? Check out these useful iPhone photography tips, camera apps and editing software from a pro. Learn how to salvage pictures taken in poor conditions and make good pictures even better.  We always have our phones on us, so it’s …

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Our Most Creative Ways to Use a Tile Bluetooth Tracker

If you haven’t heard of Tile yet, it’s a tiny water resistant bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. Attach, stick, or place Tiles inside everyday items and keep track of them in an easy-to-use app. The app allows you to ring lost items just like you’d …

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FamilyTech

Test Your Child’s Academic Proficiency With ABCmouse

“On average, students lose 2 months of reading skills over the summer.” Oxford Learning I hate to say it, but summer is almost over. While most of us have been chasing sunsets and hitting the beach every spare moment, the summer has slowly been slipping away, and the last thing …

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FamilyTech

Why Should You Buy STEM Toys? The World is Changing and So Should Toys

My son was begging and pleading with me as I was paying for groceries the other day, and I could feel my blood pressure rise as his shrieks grew louder and louder. “Mom, cars! Please!” For a split second, I considered getting him a car for $1 just to stop …

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6 Things the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Can Do That Your Smartphone Probably Can’t

Your smartphone may boast a lot of features, but can it do all six of these that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can do? 6 Things the Sony Xperia XZ Premium Can Do, That Your Smartphone Probably Can’t Predict Your Next Movement The Predictive Capture feature on it’s 19mp camera …

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Why NOW is the Time Get an Unlocked Smartphone

For years various technology outlets have been saying that the future of the unlocked smartphone is here and they were wrong. Not by far, but the truth is that while unlocked smartphones had arrived on the market they still faced many challenges. Why NOW is the Time Get an Unlocked …

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HomeTech

5 Things a Google Connected Home CAN’T Do For You

From helping you whip up the perfect recipe to waking you up in the morning, there are a lot of things Google Home is capable of doing. Things like keeping you entertained to increasing productivity, it’s proven itself useful in the kitchen, office, and even the living room…BUT there are …

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How to Inspire Your Child’s Career Path with STEM Learning

“According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%.” – Engineeringforkids.com Are you a busy Mom that feels a pang of guilt every time you hand over a toy to distract your kids just so you can get …

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Circle with Disney: Simple, Effective and Stress Free Family Device Management

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting children in the age of technology is figuring out how to safely manage children’s device usage. From filtering content to setting time limits there are many variables to keeping the relationship between child and technology a healthy one. It can be hard …

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FamilyTech

5 Tips for Successful Summer Adventures with the Family

School’s out for just three months, and there is so much to do I could spend that long just planning summer adventures with my family. While I’m all for the freedom of having unscheduled days to relax, as a family I think it’s also important to plan a few summer …

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10 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Years Resolutions

“New Year, New You” was on the face of every magazine cover for the entire month of January. Whether you were resolving to lose weight, be healthier, or save more money, how have you held up? Do you need some help to keep you on track? There are apps out there …

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WiFi Home Network Setup: 4 Most Common Mistakes

Like electricity, water and heat, WiFi has become the 4th utility in homes across the United States. This prevalence is evident simply by attempting to log onto your WiFi network and sorting thru your neighbor’s networks. We use these networks for working, streaming, gaming, searching, surfing and social media. Unfortunately, …

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